Mint13 home folder compatible with LMDE??

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Mint13 home folder compatible with LMDE??

Postby joez on Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:46 pm

I currently have Mint 13 Mate 32 bit on my IBM Thinkpad R40 Notebook which does not have a PAE featured CPU. I saw that LMDE does not require a PAE CPU and need to know if my /home partition will remain compatible if I upgrade to LMDE? I usually back up everything important, but after upgrading find everything intact and working without need to do anything at all in my /home partition.
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Re: Mint13 home folder compatible with LMDE??

Postby killer de bug on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:44 pm

Yes !

But you need to delete all the hidden folders !
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Re: Mint13 home folder compatible with LMDE??

Postby kirmonkey on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:49 pm

Or even better put all the hidden folders into a new folder called 'old config'

The you can copy some of them across, I copy:

.mozilla
.thunderbird

Back after any re-installing or distro changes
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Re: Mint13 home folder compatible with LMDE??

Postby joez on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:12 pm

Maybe I should have asked this way.
Can I dual boot Mint 13 and LMDE using a common /home partition?
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Re: Mint13 home folder compatible with LMDE??

Postby passerby on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:29 pm

You can, yes. I'm currently doing the same with LMDE and Nadia, and I haven't had any issues.
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Re: Mint13 home folder compatible with LMDE??

Postby joez on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:55 am

Thanks all, I went ahead and installed LMDE and it kept my home folder and Desktop intact. The 1380 file, 927MB, update was a little unexpected, but went well also. I'll spend some time checking it out now, but at first glance everything looks quite nice and usable.
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